Puerto Madryn is situated at the deep blue waters of the ‘Nuevo Golfo’, New Gulf, on the East of the Province of Chubut, and it is located on the cliffs shaped like a small plateau that offer an impressive view of the Atlantic Ocean. Puerto Madryn is the gateway to Peninsula Valdés and one of the most touristic places of Argentina and it is famous worldwide for its amazing whale watching.
Whales and Orcas
From June to December, various populations of southern right whales reach these shores. Visitors can watch them on board the boats leaving from Pyramid Port and from some natural viewpoints and beaches bordering the city. Besides whales, penguins, sea lions, seals and orcas can also be spotted in this spectacular area.
Peninsula Valdés was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Founded in 1865 with the arrival of 150 Welsh immigrants, Puerto Madryn was named after Sir Love Jones Parry, Baronet of Madryn, one of the best-known dwellers of this city in Wales.